Bill Kellogg: Is city planning data-based, or social engineering?

I attended two city-sponsored planning sessions recently and have been thinking of them since. I thank the planners for involving the public as they continue their social engineering for the city…

Why do planners want to destroy what works? I am afraid it is brought to us by the same people who introduced last year’s Folsom debacle. Bicycles have their best path in Boulder one block south of Canyon. It runs east-west for miles. Why add bicycles to the well traveled Boulevard? … Spending money to create spaces where people will do what planners think they should do — bike, walk — and not what people do do — drive — is expensive and counter-productive. Leave what works alone unless there is extensive data to support minor corrections…

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